You may not recognize Michael Bolton without the hair, but he cut the hair a long time ago. He kind of acts like the hair never happened. He's partnered with Chelsie. During rehearsals, she realizes that his posture is horrible, so she makes him wear that apparatus. Their Viennese waltz starts and for a singer, Michael has terrible rhythm, and you can see him counting in his head. He's like a half beat ahead the whole time, probably due to nerves, and Chelsie choreographed a routine with a lot of footwork, which may not have been a great idea. And for a performer, he's not doing a great job performing. He's kind of just running around and throwing his arms out from time to time.
Judges? Carrie Ann thinks that Michael let Chelsie lead too much, and he didn't serve as the frame enough. And also, he needs to smile more. Len thought he moved around the floor well, but he needs to work on his posture. Bruno thinks that Michael needs to relax and smile, and everything will fall into place. He needs to enjoy it. Also, Michael Bolton is short. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 5, and Bruno 5 for a total of 16. That's fair; not only was it not great, but it was boring.
The Situation wasn't able to start training until five days ago, while everyone else got to train for three weeks. Will it show? I'm going to guess that it will. During rehearsals, The Situation is very aware of the cameras. He keeps looking at the camera and mugging. This could be bad. Karina says that he's genuine and wants to do a good job. That's a bad sign, if she's not talking about how fast he learns the steps.
God bless, Karina. She somehow managed to choreograph a cha cha cha that featured very little dancing but was still entertaining. You know how I said that Kyle's routine should be called the cha? This should be called the ch. There is very little content. And man, is The Situation pigeon-toed. It's almost painful to watch his footwork. But there are little flashes of... not brilliance, exactly, but something not horrible. And his smile is kind of contagious. I do hope they make it through to next week, because I'd like to see what he could do with a full week of rehearsal, and I think this will scare him into taking it seriously. I think. Maybe. Len thinks he has potential but he's under-rehearsed and unpolished. And he has the guns but not the ammunition. ZING! Bruno says he may have talent but he has to apply himself. Carrie Ann wants to see what he can do next week, and he agrees. Karina is just cracking up. Scores: Carrie Ann 5, Len 5, and Bruno 5.